Dem Patty Schachtner scored an upset special election win in the Republican-leaning 10th SD January 16 as Dems immediately portrayed the victory over GOP Rep. Adam Jarchow as a sign a wave is headed toward Wisconsin this fall.

Dems also pointed to the results in southeastern Wisconsin’s 58th AD as evidence enthusiasm is up on their side, even though Washington County Board Chair Rick Gundrum won with 56.6 percent of the vote over Dem Dennis Degenhardt.

Mitt Romney won the Washington County seat with 67.7 percent of the vote in 2012, while Donald Trump took it with 66.1 percent in 2016.

The guv sent several tweets describing the 10th SD results as a wake-up call for Republicans.

“WAKE UP CALL: Can’t presume that voters know we are getting positive things done in Wisconsin. Help us share the good news,” Walker wrote in one.

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